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Resident Evil 7 Review

It has been quite a while since a game has made me jump out of my chair screaming “OH SHIT!” It delights me to say that Resident Evil 7 somehow managed to make that happen on multiple occasions. It is an awesome yet terrifying feeling that is reminiscent of the series’ original titles. In Resident Evil 7, Capcom attempts to return the iconic franchise back to its roots. Is this the true survival horror revival the fans have been waiting for or just another dud? Keep reading to find out!

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Yakuza 0 Review

 

We asked for it and now we finally have it.  Yakuza 0 has been fully localized for the US and I couldn’t be happier.  I’ve played the Yakuza series religiously since the original release on the PS2, and after putting over 50 hours of gameplay into Yakuza 0 I think I may have a new favorite.  One of the greatest things about Yakuza 0 is its status as a prequel. If you are new to the series, there is no better place for you to start.  In this review, I’d like to share my thoughts on the game and why you should give it a try.

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Street Fighter V Review

Street Fighter V
Release Date: 02/16/2016
Platform Reviewed: PS4
Copy: Digital

Street Fighter V has finally arrived! I’ve been playing the game every day since launch and I’m happy to say the experience has been mostly enjoyable. However, as most of you are already aware the online mode for SFV has been riddled with server disconnects. This is to be expected during the launch week for any popular title with an online mode. In this review, I will NOT be subtracting any points due to the current server issues because I’m sure they will be fixed in time. This review will focus on the available launch content and my experience with it.

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Is Cross-Marketing and Product Placement in Fighting Games Necessary?

Within the past 2 weeks, 2 major announcements relating to fighting games led me to question my loyalty to the genre.  Both of these announcements were loaded with the kind of product placement and cross marketing that would make Michael Bay proud.  These new developments in fighting game marketing have changed my perspective and left me morally conflicted.   Before I get into my personal frustrations, I want to go over the content of each announcement and outline the good, the bad, and the ugly within each.

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My thoughts on Tekken 7

As I watched the Master Cup 8 stream taking notes on Tekken 7, I decided to do a post on my thoughts and impressions of the current build of the game. As a disclaimer, I’ve only played T7 once to date and that was this summer at EVO; the rest of my insights come from watching matches of Korean and Japanese tournament play. Here is what I think of Tekken 7 so far. Continue Reading